7th ICIIS

 

 

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
INTERRELIGIOUS AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
(ICIIS)

LIVING THE NEW NORMAL:
ACHIEVING RESILIENCE AND ENSURING SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

KAMPUS UNHI DENPASAR-BALI
THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

Organized by
International Journal of Interreligious and Intercultural Studies
UNIVERSITAS HINDU INDONESIA (IJIIS-UNHI)

In cooperation with

MASYARAKAT SEJARAWAN INDONESIA (MSI-BALI)
(Indonesian Historical Society)

Supported by
International Consortium for Religious Studies-
Universitas Gadjah Mada (ICRS-UGM)
International Federation of the Social Sciences Organisation (IFSSO)
Research Center for Area Studies-
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (PSW-LIPI)
Department of History-Faculty of Arts-
Udayana University (FIB-UNUD)

I. INTRODUCTION
For more than one year, we have witnessed the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic that has all of sudden shocked people all over the world due to the large number of people have suffered from Covid-19. The spreading of the virus, originally from Wuhan China, has been very fast. Many different strategies have been applied from country to country, from deciding to apply lockdown to certain restrictions. Indeed, these have reduced the spread of a virus or at least limited the movements of people could reduce the spreading of the virus. Consequently, economic activities have also declined or even certain sectors have badly impacted by these policies.
Dramatic changes in many aspects of life have gone side by side with the existing pandemic. We have learned the collapse of certain sectors like transportation, services, to mention but two. Due to restrictions, tourism industries have collapsed. We have also observed the collapse of businesses. Religious activities have equally been disturbed which have brought about many different perspectives related between human being, nature and God.
Indeed, we have to change our ways of life, especially following health protocols. By witnessing restrictions or even lockdown for certain areas, witnessing large numbers of people have suffered from the pandemic, witnessing people have lost their sources of livelihood, we cannot be doing anything, but to find strategies to deal with the pandemic and to welcome the new normal. Any government has attempted to find many solutions to deal with certain impacts, especially health, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects. Many different institutions, ranging from government, non-government, religious institutions have worked hand in hand with communities in finding the best solutions to prepare for the future, towards the new normal and if possible finally to normal life again.

II. THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
How faith, religion, tourism, economic, political aspects, and also culture in the broad sense could be functioned as support systems in dealing with the new challenges after the experience of hardship with the pandemic that has ravaged religious practices and has disturbed economic as well as political and cultural aspects of life. Reformulation of worthy elements from cultural values rooted in the society could be practiced to deal with a new normal life or even a normal life again. Lessons learned from different countries in dealing with the pandemic could be shared in this conference so that any weaknesses of previous life with the pandemic, shall not be repeated by others.
There are many strategies that could be applied by lessons learned from the bad impacts of the pandemic in reviving to the new normal life or even a normal life.

III. THEMES
This year’s ICIIS theme is “Living the New Normal: Achieving Resilience and Ensuring Sustainable Future”. A wide range of possible sub-themes emerge:
A. Religious and Cultural Studies
1. Old and new forms of rituals and religious practices
2. Strengthening cultural values
3. State-religion collaboration in coping with pandemic
4. Managing social conflicts and religious harmony

B. Economy and Business
1. The new political economy post Covid-19
2. Alternative livelihood and sustainable business
3. Prospects of religious/spiritual tourism
4. Building resilient economies of the future

C. Engineering and Environment
1. Local wisdom and urban design
2. Green building and placemaking
3. Sustainable built environment

D. Science and Information Technology
1. Social media, language, and communication during the pandemic
2. Contemporary use of big data analytics
3. Artificial intelligence and machine learning system

E. Health and Medicine
1. Adapting to new health protocols
2. Stress, depression, and anxiety during public health crises
3. Deviant behaviors and social pathologies during the pandemic
4. Virus, diseases, and ecological management
5. Traditional and modern treatments in public health

F. Education and Religious Arts
1. The challenges and opportunities of online and offline learning
2. Religious education in the context of the “conservative turn”
3. Religious art, artists, and the state

G. Law, Ethics and Politics
1. Legal innovations in managing diversity
2. Comparative studies of legal pluralism
3. The state of human rights and freedom of religion or belief (FoRB)
4. Law, ethics and politics in comparative perspectives

IV. THE AIMS
● To get a better understanding of how communities/governments/religious institutions have attempted to create resilience and sustainable life.
● To have a comprehensive understanding of the interplay amongst local, national and international agencies in making a normal life possible.
● To get a better understanding of how the dynamics of social, cultural, economic, religious, and political aspects could work in the new normal or in preparing for a normal life.
● To have comparative experiences on how each community, each country works together hand in hand in dealing with new normal as well as returning to normal life after facing a long pandemic.

V. VENUE
UNIVERSITAS HINDU INDONESIA (UNHI) DENPASAR
Jalan Sangalangit Tembau-Penatih, Denpasar Timur, Bali-INDONESIA
Telp. 0062-361 464700/464800

VI. KEYNOTES
Hilmar Farid, Ph. D. (Director General of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Republic of Indonesia)

VII. THE INVITED SPEAKERS
● Prof. Dr. Martina Padmanabhan (Universitat Passau Germany)
● Emeritus Prof. Dr. Albert Gomes (La Trobe University- Australia).
● Prof. Dr. Al Makin, S.Ag., M.A (The Rector of the Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta-Indonesia).
● Prof. Nestor Castro, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines, Diliman, the Philippines).
● Prof. Dr. Morad Moulai Hadj, (University Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Algeria).
● Hakan Gullerce, Ph.D. (Harran University-Turkey).
● Dr. Michael Kuhn (President of The World SSH Net).

VIII. DISCUSSANT
● Prof. Dr. Najib Burhan (Research Center for Society and Culture -the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, PMB-LIPI-Jakarta)

● Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D. (Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies-Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (ICRS-UGM)

IX. MODERATOR
● Prof. Dr. Yekti Maunati, MA (Indonesian Institute of Science)

 

 

X. THE STEERING COMMITTEE
● Prof. Dr. phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M. A. (The Widya Kerthi Educational Foundation-Universitas Hindu Indonesia/UNHI Denpasar)
● Prof. Dr. I Made Damriyasa, M.S. (Rector of Universitas Hindu Indonesia-UNHI- Denpasar)
● Prof. Dr. I Wayan Suka Yasa, M.Si. (Director of Postgraduate Program – UNHI)
● Prof. Dr. I Putu Gelgel, M.Hum. (1st Vice Rector of UNHI)
● Dr. IGP Kawiana, M.M., (2nd Vice Rector of UNHI)
● Dr. Ir. I Wayan Muka, S.T., M.T. (3rd Vice Rector of UNHI)
● Dr. I Dewa Ketut Budiana, M.Fil.H. (Secretary of YPWK)

XI. THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
● Chair, Prof. Dr. Ir. Euis Dewi Yuliana, M.Si. (Postgraduate Program – Universitas Hindu Indonesia, UNHI Denpasar)
● Secretary:
Dr. I Putu Sastra Wibawa, S.H., M.H. (Head of Research and Development Center – UNHI)
Ni Made Putri Ariyanti, S.Psi., M.Psi., (Faculty of Ayurvedic-Universitas Hindu Indonesia (UNHI) Denpasar
● Treasurer: Nevi Dyah Prativi, S.E. (International Journal of Interreligious and Intercultural Studies/ IJIIS)

XII. IMPORTANT DATES
For the abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2021
Announcement of abstract acceptance: July 29, 2021
Submission of full paper deadline: September 15, 2021

XIII. CONTACT PERSON
● Ni Made Putri Ariyanti, S.Psi. M.Psi., phone number: 0812 3903 3953 (putriariyanti95@gmail.com)
● Putu Satya Prasavita, phone: 081238808040 (satya@unhi.ac.id)

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